- The Package
The Highpoint package is slightly more exciting as opposed to the others; Highpoint's card is a 4 port controller and comes with four extra long Serial ATA cables.
It's nice to see that at least one of the controllers comes with some Serial ATA cables as they are quite expensive to buy from a computer shop separately and hard drives don't come with them.
- The Controller of Choice
As you would expect Highpoint are using their own controller. This particular controller we are looking at supports up to four SATA drives instead of two so it can make use of RAID 0+1. While the other controllers support it you can't use it due to it needing four hard drives.
Highpoint's 1640 supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and JBOD, this is all made possible due to there being 4 SATA connectors on it as opposed to the two found on the other controllers here today. As far as chipset features go this controller offers the most thanks to the extra two ports.
- BIOS Setup Photos
Let's have a quick look at the setup on the controller before we start to look at some benchmark scores.
First up we select the kind of RAID we are going to setup, again RAID 0 for performance.
We then give the array a name and setup the block size we want.
We choose what drives we want to add to the array. On this particular controller we can have up to four drives at the same time.
Here we can see the array setup including a little information about it.
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- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 2 [Western Digital SATA RAID]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 3 [Adaptec 1210SA]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 4 [Highpoint 1640]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 5 [Native nVidia nForce 3 250]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 6 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup & SiSoft Sandra 2004]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark 2002]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 8 [Benchmarks - HD Tach 3.00 BETA]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 9 [Benchmarks - X-Bit Labs FC Test]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 10 [Benchmarks - Boot Time & 3DMark 2001]
- Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Page 11 [Conclusion]
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